FortiCloud Use Cases

Cloud-Based Management

Organizations of all sizes are seeking more efficient and cost-effective ways to access and manage devices. FortiCloud provides a web-based portal to manage Fortinet physical and virtual devices – both on-premises and in the cloud. It also provides access to FortiCare for device-based support, providing firmware updates, technical support, and foundational FortiGuard subscriptions for dynamic policies. Components listed below must be purchased separately.

 

Key Components

FortiCare

FortiCare

Manage Fortinet devices, account-based services, access to professional services, licenses, support tickets, RMAs, and more

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FortiManager Cloud

Simplify zero-touch provisioning and management with a rich set of tools to centrally manage any number of devices from a single console

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FortiAnalyzer Cloud

Cloud-based system analytics, events management, and health monitoring services

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FortiAP Cloud

Centralizes the lifecycle management of standalone FortiAPs with a simple, intuitive, and easy-to-use cloud interface

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FortiSwitch Cloud

Centralizes the lifecycle management of stand-alone FortiSwitch Ethernet switches with a simple, intuitive, and easy to use cloud interface

Solution


FortiCloud is a cloud-based SaaS, offering a range of management and services across Fortinet firewalls and access points. FortiCloud offers zero-touch deployment, configuration management, reporting and analytics, sandboxing for zero-day threat protection, and the Indicators of Compromise service, which uses Big Data analytics to identify threats already present in client devices. As a cloud service, FortiCloud can grow with your requirements, from a single AP or FortiGate, all the way up to a full MSP management solution for thousands of devices across multiple customers.
 

Benefits

  • Full Management of FortiGates, FortiAPs and FortiSwitches
  • Powerful, centralized analytics
  • Thousands of devices can be provisioned and managed
  • Track and analyze security events across your security fabric
  • Audit security changes and configurations

Securing and Managing Cloud-Only Infrastructures

The cloud can help organizations move faster, be more agile, and reduce capital expenses. To maximize these benefits, many companies are prioritizing cloud-based services over deploying more hardware. The FortiCloud Offering Suite delivers Security-as-a-Service from the cloud. It includes tools for protecting cloud-based data and workloads as well as helping to secure the use of SaaS-based applications such as Salesforce and Microsoft 365. FortiCloud also provides cloud-based management for your Fortinet physical and virtual devices. Components listed below must be purchased separately.
 

Key Components

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FortiWeb Cloud

SaaS-based web application firewall

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FortiCWP

SaaS-based cloud-workload cloud data protection

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FortiCASB

Secure SaaS applications such as Microsoft 365 and Salesforce and shadow IT discovery

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FortiMail Cloud

SaaS-based, top-rated Secure Email Gateway

Solution


FortiCloud delivers Security-as-a-Service from the cloud.
 

Benefits

  • Protect web-based workloads, applications and data
  • Deep native integration with cloud and SaaS providers
  • Extend your Fortinet Security Fabric into the cloud
  • Dramatically reduce email distributed spam, phishing and malware
  • No hardware to manage
  • Low up-front costs

Securing Small and Medium Businesses

Small and medium businesses face the same threats as large enterprises, except they have fewer resources, tools, and personnel to handle them. The FortiCloud Offering Suite delivers Security-as-a-Service from the cloud. It includes easy-to-configure and easy-to-use tools for protecting cloud-based data and workloads as well as helping to secure the use of SaaS-based applications such as Salesforce and Microsoft 365. FortiCloud also provides cloud-based management for your Fortinet physical and virtual devices. Components listed below must be purchased separately.

 

Key Components

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FortiGate Cloud

A lightweight, cloud-based management platform for your FortiGate Unified Threat Management devices. Use FortiGate Cloud to enable management of SD-WAN functions, UTM features, as well as FortiSwitch and FortiAP deployments to extend functionality. FortiGate Cloud also delivers rich analytics and actionable reports.

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FortiWeb Cloud

SaaS-based web application firewall

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FortiCASB

Secure SaaS applications with shadow IT discovery

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FortiMail Cloud

SaaS-based, top-rated Secure Email Gateway

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FortiSandbox Cloud

Advanced (zero-day) threat protection and threat intelligence sharing from the cloud

Solution


The FortiCloud Offering Suite delivers Security-as-a-Service from the cloud, enabling businesses with limited resources to protect key parts of their infrastructure without installing and managing additional hardware. FortiCloud also provides a simple-to-use management plane for Fortinet solutions, both physical and virtual, making FortiCloud an ideal solution for small and medium businesses looking to manage Fortinet on-premises solutions and enhance their security with cloud-delivered solutions.
 

Benefits

  • Full Management of FortiGates and APs
  • Simple deployment included with zero touch options
  • Easy to use and easy to manage
  • Protect web-based workloads, applications and data
  • Deep native integration with cloud and SaaS providers
  • Dramatically reduce email distributed spam, phishing and malware
  • No hardware to manage

Enhance on-premises security with FortiCloud

While many organizations are moving applications and the security they require into the cloud, most companies still maintain data centers, offices, and branches. FortiCloud augments on-premises security, enhancing it with real-time threat feeds, AI-based threat analysis, cross-platform management and scalable security offerings.

Key Components

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FortiSandbox Cloud

Files can be sent from Fortinet devices or other network gear and safely scanned and executed. FortiSandBox uses real time threat feeds, artificial intelligence and the Mitre ATT&CK framework to detect threats both known and unknown.

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FortiEDR

Delivers advanced, real-time threat protection for endpoints both pre- and post-infection. It proactively reduces the attack surface, prevents malware infection, detects and defuses potential threats in real time, and can automate response and remediation procedures with customizable playbooks. FortiEDR features multi-tenant management in the cloud, received cloud-based threat feeds and integrates with FortiSandBox which can be on-prem or in the cloud.

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FortiCASB Cloud

Secure SaaS applications such as Microsoft 365 and Salesforce and shadow IT discovery

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FortiMail Cloud

SaaS-based, top-rated Secure Email Gateway

Solution


FortiCloud delivers Security-as-a-Service from the cloud, augmenting on-premises solutions with up-to-the minute threat feeds, AI-based threat analysis, cross-platform management and integrated service management.
 

Benefits

  • Stay protected against the latest threats and vulnerabilities
  • Utilize state-of-the-art sandboxing supported by up to the minute threat feeds to block new threats
  • Secure SaaS applications consumed on on-premises
  • Dramatically reduce email distributed spam, phishing and malware
  • Centrally manage Fortinet solutions from any location
  • Benefit from advanced, real-time threat protection for endpoints both pre- and post-infection

Build a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) Business with FortiCloud

Fortinet MSSP partners reduce risk and minimize the impact of cyberattacks by providing managed security and monitoring services to protect enterprise data, infrastructure, and users regardless of who, where, when, and how IT assets are accessed. Fortinet MSSPs extend the security operations of the enterprise by bridging people, skills, process, and technology. FortiCloud provides a simple, secure and scalable platform for remotely deploying, configuring, and managing Fortinet solutions.
 

Key Components

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FortiGate Cloud

Build to support multi-tenancy, FortiGate Cloud simplifies the initial deployment, setup, and ongoing management while providing visibility and analytics. It enables FortiGate to manage SD-WAN function, UTM features, FortiSwitch and FortiAP deployments to extend functionality, and delivers rich analytics and actionable reports.

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FortiWeb Cloud

SaaS-based web application firewall

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FortiCASB

Secure SaaS applications with shadow IT discovery

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FortiMail Cloud

SaaS-based, top-rated Secure Email Gateway

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FortiSandbox Cloud

Files can be sent from Fortinet devices or other network gear and safely scanned and executed. FortiSandBox uses real time threat feeds, artificial intelligence and the MITRE ATT&CK framework to detect threats both known and unknown.

Solution

FortiGate Cloud  was designed from the ground up to provide a multi-tenant management plane for managing Fortinet solutions. Combined with FortiWeb Cloud, FortiCASB, FortiMail Cloud, and FortiSandBox Cloud, it is a powerful solution for delivering and managing security from the cloud.

Benefits

  • Multitenant solution for Protect web-based workloads, applications and data
  • Deep native integration with cloud and SaaS providers
  • Extend your Fortinet Security Fabric into the cloud
  • Dramatically reduce email distributed spam, phishing and malware
  • No hardware to manage
  • Low up-front costs